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Check out the latest highlights within the interior design world and beyond, and discover a plethora of interesting ideas and innovations to take your interiors to the next level.
Nature Gives Life to AkzoNobel’s Colour of the Year 2023
Wild Wonder – a hue inspired by the warm tones of harvested crops – is AkzoNobel’s Colour of the Year 2023. Its upbeat glow connects us with nature, creating a sense of energy and positivity. As people search for support, connection, inspiration and balance in the world today, they’re diving into the wonders of the natural world to find it. Four Dulux decorative paint colour palettes have been designed around Wild Wonder (Winter’s Silence, 50YY 49/191): Lush Colours (the forest hues), Buzz Colours (meadow brights), Raw Colours (harvest shades) and Flow Colours (seashore tones). For consumers personalising their homes and urban environments, the palettes make it easy to choose wall colours for a timeless look that’s also bang on trend.
IKEA New BLÅVINGAD Collection Inspires Children to Care for the Ocean
In conjunction with Children’s Day, IKEA Malaysia has launched the BLÅVINGAD collection to cultivate an interest in marine life and conservation. From a wide variety of soft toys to aquatic textiles, fishing games and dreamy lighting, the range consists of vibrant new items that spark play and curiosity about the ocean and myriad creatures that call it home. Essential to life at home, children learn to connect, create, recharge, escape and explore through play. Playing is not a luxury – it’s a necessity and in the season of gifting, IKEA Malaysia is also running the Play For The Future charity campaign to enable more children the opportunity to play. For every piece of selected IKEA toy sold between October 27 and December 27, RM1 will be donated to its local charity partners, including the Children’s Protection Society and Dignity for Children Foundation.
Jotun Reveals its 2023 Global Colour Trends to Define New Stories
Jotun recently launched their latest Global Colour Collections for 2023 anchored by an overarching theme of Stories at The Paper, APW Bangsar. The newest tones and themes have been purposefully designed to inspire a creative ambiance within the living space, and provide users with the opportunity to define themselves through the new colour trends. The three key themes are: “Serene Presence”, “Naturally Grounded”, and “Curated Living,” and feature 21 colours that are timeless and not trend driven, but chosen for their positivity, honesty and versatility. In their unique way, they introduce an element of joy into the home. Of the 21 shades featured in this year’s Colour Card, 9 are new to the Jotun collection.
WGSN Releases Home Lifestyles 2025 White Paper
WGSN, the global authority on trend forecasting, today releases Home Lifestyles 2025, a white paper that outlines the product opportunities for businesses in the home as it further evolves into a multipurpose place to live, work, rest and play. The pandemic caused a mass migration of activities to the home, and new challenges will keep them there as we head toward 2025. Higher living costs, recessionary markets, and the impact of global warming will all see us continue to do more – and expect more – from the spaces we live in. Covering the unique needs of the industries WGSN serves – interiors, consumer tech, fashion, food and drink, and beauty – the white paper unpacks the actions that brands need to take to connect with consumers in the home. Beyond how brands can connect with consumers, Home Lifestyles 2025 also features detailed product innovations and action points on how brands can innovate and identify key opportunities to help consumers over this period of historic transition.
In Celebration of its 20th Anniversary, Business of Design Week 2022 Summit Presents ‘Design for Change’
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Business of Design Week (BODW) 2022 will make a grand return from 28 November until 3 December. This year’s BODW Summit will welcome international speakers from UK, France, Thailand, Japan, Korea, as well as from the Netherlands, BODW’s Strategic Partner for 2022. The theme ‘Design for Change’ highlights the vision and leadership needed for design to become a force for good as well as the key movements and trends defining the future. Now on its 20th year of gathering some of the world’s most compelling and insightful leaders, creatives, and pioneers, the BODW 2022 Summit focuses on five main pillars, namely Brand Transformation, Culture and the City, Metaverse and Metaliving, New Urban Models, and Social Design Innovation.
China’s Creative Future: The launch of Design Shenzhen
Design Shanghai, Asia’s largest and most influential design fair, proudly presents a new addition to its event portfolio: Design Shenzhen. Harnessing the city’s incredible energy, Design Shenzhen will host over 200 curated brands tailored to architects, interior designers, property developers and the design-savvy public. Shenzhen will become the third city to host Asia’s leading design exhibition and will be the largest curated event of its kind ever seen in the city. The event will take place from the 1st- 4th December 2022, at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center (SZCEC). Design Shenzhen’s Design Forum sponsored by PPG and Duravit invites over 40 prestigious architects, designers and tastemakers to share their insights surrounded by the forum theme ‘Regenerative Design – Design for Wellbeing: Humanity, Sustainability, Technology’.